Consum will increase the salary by 9% to its entire workforce from the payroll of next February, a measure approved to improve the purchasing power of more than 19,000 employees.
This increase will represent an investment of more than 32.9 million euros and will mean a minimum increase per worker member of more than 1,430 euros gross per year, reports the Valencian cooperative.
The agreed increase will be applied to other complementary concepts to the salary, such as overtime, night hours outside of working hours or hours on holidays that are paid for double their value, among others.
In addition to the salary, the working members receive the cooperative return that corresponds to them from the results, together with the interest for their mandatory contributions to the social capital.
In the last closed financial year, these two concepts accounted for a global amount of 38.3 million euros, a figure that would be equivalent to between one and two additional payments depending on seniority as a partner.
Last year, Consum generated close to a thousand jobs until reaching a workforce of more than 19,000 people. In the last eight years it has created around 7,800 stable and quality jobs in the autonomous communities in which it is present.
The cooperative has renewed the Top Employers seal for the ninth consecutive year. This certification endorses good practices in human resources and validates its management in terms of personnel, for its working conditions and the promotion of talent.
At the same time, since the end of 2021, the supermarket chain is implementing the five-day work week throughout its network so that store staff can enjoy two days off a week, a measure that was already implemented for workers in the logistics centers.
More than 3,000 employees are already enjoying this new schedule, with the forecast of completing the extension of the reconciliation measure to 100% of the commercial network at the beginning of 2024. Consum highlights its commitment to work and family reconciliation and to favoring productivity and job satisfaction.